This week brought more good news for our campaign. The NRCC has upgraded our campaign to “Contender” status, which is the top tier of its Young Guns program. The NRCC stated that Chris is “a testament to the strength of our candidates this year.”
We have again posted great fundraising numbers for our 3rd quarter filing period which ended August 25th. We thank everyone for their generous donations which made this possible. See the report that many of our opponent’s donors are now donating to us. This clearly shows that momentum is on our side.
And finally, Chris’s interview on Hudson Valley Focus, will air this coming Sunday, September 5th. You can listen online at 921litefm.com at 7:00AM sharp.
We wish everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend and hope you are able to share it with friends and family.
Post Star 9-02-2010
Not sure just what to make of this. As I was scanning Republican congressional candidate Chris Gibson’s latest campaign finance report this evening, I noticed names of several area executives that had previously contributed in this election cycle to incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls.
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The Washington Post 9/3/2010
Retired Army Col. Chris Gibson (R) continued to pull in big money for his run against freshman Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.), raising $262,000 in the eight weeks between July 1 and Aug. 25. Despite getting a late start, Gibson now has $526,000 in the bank.
Gibson gets a boost from GOP ‘Young Guns’ campaign
Times Union Blog – Capitol Confidential 9-01-2010
The National Republican Congressional Committee named Scott Murphy opponent Chris Gibson to its ‘Young Gun’ roster today. He was not included in a new ad, but he will be featured in a new book. The move shows means party leaders are impressed by what they’ve seen so far from the political newcomer and they are more likely to invest money in his campaign.
The Freedom Project
YOUNG GUN | Challenging Rep. Scott Murphy (D) | Chris Gibson grew up in Columbia County in the town of Kinderhook. He was the Point Guard and Co-Captain of Ichabod Crane’s High School Basketball Team and went on to graduate magna cum laude with a BA in History from Siena College while earning a ROTC Commission there.
These Troops Need Your Help to Take Their Battlefield Leadership to Washington!
American Conservative Daily 9-01-2010
MAF Freedom PAC is excited to introduce you to two candidates running for Congress that we are proud to endorse. The lack of support for our troops from the Congress and White House is astonishing, and we must elect more pro-troop candidates in November. Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee and Navy S.E.A.L. Ben Smith will be representing all of us in these campaigns on Monday.
NRCC Announces Fifth Round of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates
National Republican Congressional Committee 8-31-2010
Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that six new Republican candidates have reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the highest level of its three-step Young Guns program …The NRCC’s Fifth Round Of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates Are: Sandy Adams (FL-24), Dan Benishek (MI-01), Chris Gibson (NY-20)…
NRCC Adds Six Candidates to Young Guns Level
CQ Politics 8-31-2010
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Tuesday the promotion of six new candidates to the top tier of its Young Guns recruitment and organization program. The latest additions include Sandy Adams, running in Florida’s 24th district, Dan Benishek, running in Michigan’s 1st district, Chris Gibson, running in New York’s 20th district, Mike Kelly, running in Pennsylvania’s 3rd district, Steve Southerland, running in Florida’s 2nd district, and Daniel Webster, running in Florida’s 8th district.
NY20: Murphy 45%, Gibson 40%, GOP sees opportunity
North Country Public Radio 8-31-2010
National Journal is reporting today that the GOP is adding Republican challenger Chris Gibson to its list of “New Young Guns.” These are the races around the US where party leaders think they see opportunities for additional pick-ups in November. Theoretically, they’ll follow with campaign cash, advertisements, and support to push Gibson, who is vying to unseat Democratic incumbent Scott Murphy from Glens Falls.
Gibson gains endorsements at Fort Edward events
Post Star 8-31-2010
FORT EDWARD – Republican congressional candidate Chris Gibson on Monday picked up endorsements from the parents of two fallen servicemen – one from nearby and the other from Arizona. “My son was killed in Afghanistan two months ago,” said William Osborn, father of Army Spc. Benjamin Osborn of Lake George, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 15.
NRCC Names 6 New Young Guns
National Journal 8-31-2010
The NRCC will add 6 candidates to its “Young Gun” roster on Tuesday, bringing the total to 52 for the program so far this cycle. This fifth round of “Young Guns,” provided to Hotline On Call, is primarily composed of candidates who emerged from recent primaries and represents some of the GOP’s top pickup opportunities this fall. The candidates are state Rep. Sandy Adams (R) in FL-24, surgeon Dan Benishek (R) in MI-01, ret. Army Col. Chris Gibson (R) in NY-20, auto dealer Mike Kelly (R) in PA-03, funeral homes owner Steve Southerland in FL-02 (R) and ex-state Sen. Daniel Webster (R) in FL-08.
Gibson discusses ‘Race to the Top’ program funding
Post Star 8-30-2010
Republican congressional candidate Chris Gibson took a minute prior to a veterans rally in Fort Edward on Monday to speak about his views on education and “Race to the Top” program funding. Q: The U.S. secretary of education was in Albany today talking about the “Race to the Top” funding. How do you feel about that program and how does that fit with earlier in the campaign when you talked about ideas about restructuring the Department of Education?